Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Lenny Henry Life Story Interview….
Lenny Henry is a British actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting various television programmes including The Magicians for BBC One.
He’s done it all from Shakespeare to the Premier Inn adverts.
Len popped into Capital Gold to see Belfield to talk about his remarkable life and career.
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Lenny Henry, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was born in Dudley in 1958.
One of seven children, he was the first to be born in the UK. He attended St John’s Primary School, and later The Blue Coat School in Dudley, before completing his schooling at W.R. Tuson College.
In February 2009, Henry appeared in the Northern Broadsides production of Othello, in the title role, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.
Directed by Barrie Rutter, who, before the production opened, said of the decision to cast him, “knives might be out at me or at Lenny. I don’t care. This has come about from a completely genuine desire to do a piece of theatrical work. Bloody hell, how long has the Donmar had Hollywood stars going there for £200? He’s six-foot five. He’s beautifully black. And he’s Othello!”
Recorded 2006 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio